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Master in Pharmacy Practice

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull-time: 1 year Part-time : 2 - 6 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)50000/Course
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The first of its kind to be offered in a Malaysian private university, the Master in Pharmacy Practice programme is unique as it offers four areas of specialisation with research, namely Clinical Pharmacy, Social & Administrative Pharmacy, Pharmacy Management or Clinical Research.

Students are taught and supervised by an established faculty that pursues excellence in a wide range of research activity including published research in international peer-reviewed journals. Students also get to participate in collaborations with various local and foreign institutions in areas such as cancer, bioactive molecules, nutrition and environmental health.

This programme is available full-time or part-time, allowing pharmacists to continue working while undertaking a flexible schedule of campus-based classes and experiential learning, with online support and contact with tutors when needed.


The programme is offered in a blended mode, which means that you can undertake much of the study online, with some weekend on-campus sessions to attend face to face teaching and learning sessions. The online platform of IMU will allow you to access all the contents online. The face to face teaching and learning sessions will be scheduled on weekends to allow the working pharmacists to continue their job/practice and complete the master’s degree.

 Clinical Pharmacy
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Services
  • Research Project
 Social & Administrative Pharmacy
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Business Administration and People Management
  • Public Health and Governance
  • Research Project
Pharmacy Management
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Ethics
  • Management of Healthcare Institutions
  • Business Administration and People Management
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Research Project
Clinical Research
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Research and Good Clinical Practice
  • Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trial and Clinical Data Management
  • Research Project


All the assessments in the programme are in-course assessments – including task-based projects, critical reviews and assignments. A research dissertation is assessed in Semester 2 as a part of the Research Project-II module.

Entry Requirements
Applicants are required to have obtained:


  • A Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent, with a cGPA of at least 2.75, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent with a cGPA of minimum 2.50 and not meeting cGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field and rigorous internal assessment.
For Malaysian Students


Not applicable

For International Students


  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
For the Double Degree of MSc in Molecular Medicine(IMU) and MSc in Queen Mary University of London(QMUL) track


Students are required to achieve an IELTS Band score of 6.5.

Intake Months

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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